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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 100, August 26, 1859

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Identifier: DX03086827

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 100, August 26, 1859

Description: Describes a visit to the Edwards family.


in the Pic, who makes even feebler puns than [James] Morris, and who [Billington] has written stories for Harper’s. He, returned from a country sojourn, now boards here [132 Bleecker St.], sharing Morris’ room.

After sitting till I had finished big Pic block [Jesse] Haney proposed going to Edwards’, inviting Morris. As we were going down stairs, quoth the latter to me: “Shall Billington come along?” “No! — no!” I answered pretty emphatically, and did right. Looking at the pleasant house to which our taking him was a compliment and a privilege as a house of call to which he might bring anybody, annoyed me into a mental “D__n his impudence!” I had an exceedingly pleasant evening talking with the girls, all three of them, first Matty, then Eliza, lastly Sally. Haney sat mostly apart conversing with Mr [George Edwards] or Mrs E. [Sarah Edwards] or Pillow, [James] Parton’s half-brother [John or Ned Pillow]; Morris did his amiably-common-place amiabilities – only repetition can do them justice, and time spun on rapidly till within less than an hour of midnight. The girls were so jolly and kind and pleasant that I half suspected them of being on an innocent concerted inquisition as to the cause of Haney’s evident disquiet and glumness. He on our being about to part at 16th St. took me aside from Morris and asked if they (or rather Sally) hadn’t been questioning about his

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-26

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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